060: Hack Your Internal Algorithm
This will revolutionize your creative life. But only if you're ready to learn the secret...
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One of life’s strangest secrets is that LIKE attracts like.
You seemingly attract what you think about the most. Bad or good.
Humans are like magnets in this way.
Unfortunately 90% of people are mired into dwelling on the negative crap out there. No fault of their own really, because you’re surrounded by it constantly. You probably have friends and family you are surrounded with who are also knee deep in the muck.
And so it echoes and resonates across your “social network”.
It not just an opinion, it’s extensively studied and proven through “super smart people places” like MIT and Stanford research studies. (worth a watch)
Your subconscious mind is making connections based on your deep desires, the things you are thinking about the most, it will find a way to give you MORE of that thing you think about the most.
It might be anything material or immaterial.
It could be just a FEELING.
The trouble is, your subconscious mind isn’t that smart. It doesn’t really understand “bad vs good”. It won’t judge you, it just wants to give you what it thinks you want the most to help comfort you.
For example that part of your subconscious simply thinks like this:
THE INPUT: You’ve been really worried how you’re going to make more money or find a job.
HOW YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS SEES THIS:
”Oh, she’s really worried about being poor and not having enough money.”
= She must like thinking about this topic since she thinks about this a lot.
Therefore, I will find more patterns to help her continue thinking about this topic she must like to think about.
And so you stay worrying and poor.
Or let’s get even simpler with this. I know this has probably happened to you.
You see a new kind of car you like and you think you might want one. And suddenly they seem to “magically” be around you. You see that type of car all through your day.
“Wow, that’s crazy, we were JUST talking about this!”
I saw this happen live on Facebook yesterday. It was the very first thing shown to me when I logged in. I have a friend who is having a really rough time finding a job…
I see this almost ANY time I’m logged into social media. Here’s an example of the very first post that was shown to me the other night:
You can see the echoes in the comments. All these people having the SAME feeling. The same vibe. And if you weren’t feeling that way up until seeing this post, YOU might be suddenly influenced to think about CRAP.
It’s THAT easy for your subconcsious brain to take over. Your own internal Algorithm that is working 24/7. Even when you sleep. Working to attract more of whatever it is.
Replace the topic with ANYTHING.
Politics… drug addiction… your failing relationships.
This “ocean” of invisible energy is all around you. You can “feel” it when you’re around other people. A kinda vibe. Good or bad. You can “feel” it in locations you visit too. It’s weird. It feels almost supernatural. The vibe spreads like a ripple in that invisible ocean.
When I first discovered this topic, I was blown away. Up until that point I was just getting through life like we all do. Work, pay bills, raise family… but I was constantly under that invisible spell that seemingly makes the world go round.
Now you know. And knowing is half the battle. (yo, joe!)
BUT it’s easy to fall back under the spell, to get caught in that flow.
What can you do with this knowledge?
Realizing that your subconscious mind is kind of dumb, you simply need to start being more mindful of your INPUTS and what you’re feeding it.
(Just a side not here, but doesn’t it seem funny now that they call it “your feed” or a “social network” - It’s not by accident.)
You can HACK it now to achieve more of what you actually want.
For me? I had to stop hanging out with negative people. I had to walk away from really bad relationships.
If a conversation turns to something controversial or I can “feel” it dragging me down, I have to slowly disengage from it. It’s an art to it. Let’s call it tactical empathy.
Years ago my morning routine used to be to wake up and turn on the news and listen to “what’s going on.” or scroll through my social feeds…. NOT a great way to start my day. You just feed your subconscious mind with all that BS and then guess what happens? You end up seeing and hearing more of it through your day. It’s like a cancer that grows.
The good news is, it works the other way too! You have the power to feed it AWESOME things, and follow amazing humans. And guess what you’re going to “attract” more of?
These days the first 2 hour “block” of my day from 6AM - 8AM is filled with either “READING, WRITING or DRAWING”.
In this way, I’m forcing to set the tone for my day to be creative, thoughtful and encouraged.
When I read, I don’t do it on electronic devices, because…. well they are designed to distract you. to be just ONE click away from any BS. A good old fashioned hardback is perfect for me.
I also don’t “rush” it. It might take me weeks or maybe even MONTHS to get through one. I like to read slow and absorb it a little more.
And of course, DRAWING is a great way to start your day.
Especially as artists. Maybe it’s a little personal journal with doodles in it. Or A daily drawing prompt. Or just scribble challenges and waking your brain up.
That’s your real challenge today.
Start thinking about what you’re INPUTTING into your subconscious FEED.
Hey, are you ready to draw something?
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This week’s drawing prompt is…
“THE GREAT MAGNET”
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This! This! THIS!!! I recently decided that the universe is conspiring FOR ME in MY FAVOR. Since then, I’ve received nothing but blessings, and when not-so-great things happen, it’s my turn to learn something bountiful from it. Yeah yeah, it’s probably close to some “The Secret” woo, but whatever works, go with it, I say! Imagine how magical your life could be, right?!!
Oh yeah, subconscious woo! I decided sometime in my early thirties to cut ties with people who weren’t bringing anything of value to the “friendship” yeah they seem like kewl people, say interesting things and had interesting jobs etc. just fake and not real friends. Oh man, that situation X sucks man. Bye. Not oh man, sorry about that, anything I can do to help? Or maybe hey I know someone who may help…
Surround yourself with people who challenge you to be a better human, a better friend, a better artist in this case. No Debbie downers, please. Lol. Whomp whomp whommmp